The Angelo Coast Reserve is under the management of the University of California Natural Reserve System and located on the South Fork of the Eel River in northern Mendocino County. Established in 1959, it's an active program of university level research that has produced over 135 publications, including 11 Ph.D. dissertations (see for a nearly complete list). Currently, 22 faculty from 12 universities or colleges are engaged in research at the Angelo Reserve, along with about 40 graduate and 25 undergraduate students.

In addition to a number of ongoing individual projects, three collaborative programs support current research. These are complementary and synergistic, as findings from any one of these areas of inquiry will strengthen research in the others. The three programs consist of the Keck Hydrowatch, the Desktop Watershed Integrative Project of the National Center for Earth Surface Dynamics (NCED), and a multi-university NSF project investigating landscape, food web, and stoichiometric effects on nutrient spiraling down channel networks.


Mary Power

(510) 643-7776

Staff Contact

Peter Steel

(707) 984-6653

Mailing Address

42101 Wilderness Road, Branscomb, CA 95417